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Göteborg: 15 September 2023

Ghana Authorities implement stricter MARPOL enforcement, significantly increasing fines for violations

In a recent advisory sent by our correspondent Eltvedt & O'Sullivan, highlighting a circular issued by TCI GHANA, attention has been drawn to the stringent enforcement of MARPOL regulations by Ghanaian authorities. The circular underscores that even minor infractions could lead to substantial financial penalties.

Vessel operators and maritime stakeholders are strongly urged to take heed of the circular, which outlines the escalated fines for MARPOL violations mandated by the Ghana Maritime Authorities. Of particular significance is the emphasis on Loss Prevention measures.

A detailed breakdown of the revised fine structure can be found in the attached document, emphasizing the heightened risk of incurring notable penalties for non-compliance. Vessels calling at Ghana Ports are advised to exercise extreme caution in ensuring adherence to MARPOL regulations to avoid potentially hefty fines.

Please click here to read the full circular.

For more information, contact our correspondent:

Eltvedt & O'Sullivan
B.P. 59446
13567 Marseille Cedex 02

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